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“Great food but some things need tweeking”
Review of Olo Ravintola

Olo Ravintola
Ranked #2 of 1,564 Restaurants in Helsinki
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$65 - US$134
Cuisines: Scandinavian
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Restaurant Olo treats you to a gastronomic journey filled with Nordic influence. It's all about the best ingredients and clear, modern flavors. Naturally wine plays an integral part in the dining experience. Our cellars are filled with interesting wines, including wines that are exclusively available at Olo. In our restaurant, you can feel the passion for work and food. Everyone in Olo shares that same feeling - love for food. That love and genuine warmth we want you also to feel as our guest. We have been awarded in Michelin Guide with one star since 2011. Welcome to enjoy!
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Food at Olo is exceptional and represents new Nordic cuisine in the best way. But a few things rub me the wrong way. The entrance to the restaurant is through between the back of the counter with the order machine and cashier station and the kitchen. The restaurant room has been improved with some soft surfaces that soften (somewhat) the echo but for a restaurant of this caliber used by business people, the tables are too close to each other and set up like in a bistro. You can hear the whole conversation of any table in the room. The bread that is brought to each person with alot of pomp and pretentiousness - whippedbutter and a bowl of water, tomato and oil for soaking ? - is huge in comparison to the size (small) of the different dishes. Although it is annoying to have your conversation interrupted constantly to describe the dish, I appreciated that a Swedish speaking waitress slipped in for the task when they noticed that was the language we were speaking. Service was excellent especially for Finland. But I 'm taking away points for the third rate art for sale on the walls complete with big tacky labels - one was just at the level of my dining companion'S head and did not fit in at all with the dining experience.

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Reviewed 27 August 2017

Great Lunch! Amazing Menu! Perfect Service! Matching Wine! Awesome Compositions! Staggering Food! Gorgeous Place!

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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

The menu is described as a journey and it's not wrong. From the attentive service through the 16+ 'courses' you are treated to a journey through the mind of a stellar kitchen. Attention to detail is notable across everything from the second you walk in the door to the moment you leave. Incredible.

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Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

The "Journey" is around 18 courses (we lost count) of beautifully prepared and presented mini dishes. There was finger food, exotic fish and meat as well as vegetables from their estate. Flavours were interesting and unusual - great fun as well.
Service was attentive and friendly. Highly recommended.

Thank Kathy B
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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

I had to admit that when I first heard about their "Journey" tasting menu, I thought the name a bit pretentious. But it's only pretension if they can't deliver, and at this point I can only say that it was truly an incredible experiential journey. My wife and I had the Journey with prestige wine pairings.

Olo has done a masterful job of selecting complementary and blending flavors throughout the extensive experience they offer. There were many nice touches throughout the evening -- for instance, a fine vintage port and an aged Bordeaux served in minute (literally eye-dropper) quantities, just to contribute a burst of flavor perfectly complementing their respective courses.

Every surprise -- and there were many -- was a pleasant one. Michelin, where is the second star??

Thank Yesod
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